Registration FAQs 

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Fall/Winter 2021/22 Registration

WHEN WILL FALL 2021/22 REGISTRATION OPEN?


  • Registration for the 2021 Fall/Winter season opens online March 5, 2021.
  • Fall/Winter soccer registration is available for U4-U18 (2017-2004) players




HOW MUCH IS Fall 2021/22 REGISTRATION?





WHEN ARE EVALUATIONS?


  • Current U10 to U18 players are evaluated throughout the season by Club staff in addition to any formal Club evaluations.
  • Non-Surrey United U10-U18 players wishing to join Surrey United are encouraged to attend any formal Club evaluations.
  • Information for player evaluations will be placed on the website (www.surreyunitedsoccer.com) and evaluations are conducted by Club Technical Staff.
  • The Registrars do not have information regarding evaluation times, placement, etc.




HOW DO I  REGISTER?


Surrey United Soccer Club uses an online registration system called POWERUP. See our General Registration Page here: https://www.surreyunitedsoccer.com/registration




HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?


Some options for financial assistance are:

  • Kidsport: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/surrey-white-rock/
  • Jumpstart: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
  • Athletics for Kids: https://www.a4k.ca/apply_now
If support for fees is requested, or hardship has fallen on your family, please email your Registrar for assistance with registration and additional hardship program information. If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. KidSport, Jumpstart, etc.), the application is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the Surrey United Soccer Club. You must contact the Mini Registrar (U6 through U10), Lisa Finkle, or the Youth Registrar (U11 through U18), Erin Billing, and provide them with a copy of your application for funding before the registration deadlines. Once received, the Registrar will make arrangements with you for online registration. See General Registration Information Page for more.




WHAT TEAM AM I ON?


  • Placement on mini and community teams is done on a "first received, first placed" basis.
  • Returning players are given preference to be placed on last year's teams, provided their fall/winter season registration is completed by May 31.
  • We attempt to place children from the same school/neighbourhood on the same teams but this is not guaranteed.
  • Requests for specific teams will be considered but not guaranteed.
  • Please ensure all information and document uploads on the registration site POWERUP are complete and accurate.
  • Coaches will contact players with the practice schedule and other details once teams have been formed in late August.
  • Placement on a Surrey United team is subject to full payment and registration being completed through PowerUp.




WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?


  • The Fall/Winter season runs from September to March, with a break from mid-December through to early-January.
  • Games are played rain or shine.
  • Games are usually played on Saturdays and Sundays. Generally, boys play on Saturdays and girls play on Sundays. On rare occasions, there could be some games scheduled during the week.
  • Youth players can generally expect to travel for games outside of Surrey.




WHEN IS PRACTICE?


  • Field permits are issued to the Club by the City of Surrey.
  • Practices are scheduled by the Club in August after teams are formed.
  • The Registrars do not have information on where and when each coach holds practice.
  • The Registrars do not have information on where and when each coach holds practice.
  • U8 through U18 players will practice outdoors all season.
  • U6 and U7 players will typically practice outdoors until Thanksgiving and, thereafter, practice inside school gyms where available, this is not guaranteed.
  • There is no consideration and/or refunds given due to conflicts with practice nights, times or locations.




WHAT IF I DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH MY COACH BY SEPTEMBER 30th?


  • Club Coaches and/or Managers contact players directly once team lists are received from the Club, usually by the end of August.
  • Any player that has registered but does not attend, participate or communicate their absence to their Coach/Manager, or to the Club will be removed from team lists by September 30th.




HOW CAN I GET A REFUND?


REFUNDS ARE GOVERNED BY CLUB POLICIES:




HOW DO I CONTACT THE REGISTRAR?


To contact the Registrar, please include the player name and birth year in the subject line. Youth U11 to U18 (2004-2011) Erin Billing youthregistrar@surreyunitedsoccer.com Mini U5 to U10 (2012-2017) Lisa Finkle miniregistrar@surreyunitedsoccer.com




WHAT DAYS WILL MY CHILD PRACTICE?


  • Practices are scheduled throughout the week, Monday-Friday, from 4:00pm onwards.
  • Games are in addition and generally played on Saturdays (boys) and Sunday (girls).
  • Fall practice schedules generally become available the first week of September as team rosters and field allocations are finalized by SUSC, the District/League and the City of Surrey.




WHEN WILL I KNOW WHAT TEAM MY CHILD IS ON?


Team rosters are finalized towards the end of August and coaches generally contact their players between the end of August and the second weekend of September.




WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR FALL/WINTER SEASON REGISTRATION?


  • The Fall/Winter season registration deadline is May 31st or until capacity is reached.
  • There may be limited registrations accepted into this year’s program to meet any social gathering restrictions and limited field resources. This may mean we will be able to accommodate fewer participants than we have in previous years in certain age groups and programs. Interested participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Any current member must ensure their Powerup account is in good standing to proceed with Fall registration.




IS THERE AN INSTALLMENT PLAN AVAILABLE FOR THE BASE FALL/WINTER 2021/22 REGISTRATION FEES?


Yes, the installment plan is detailed below.




WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?


Soccer cleats and a pair of shinpads are required for all programs unless otherwise noted.




WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?


Its never too late to learn how to play soccer, get outside and active and meet new friends. Surrey United has programs for all abilities, all ages!




DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO COACH OR PLAY SOCCER IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER/


No experience is necessary to volunteer for a team, just a curiosity and desire to learn soccer and have fun with kids. The players may not remember the practice sessions or the games played, but they will always remember the way their Coaches/ Managers made them feel and the fun they had with their teammates.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NO VOLUNTEERS FOR MY CHILD'S TEAM?


Hopefully a few Adults will volunteer and share in the responsibility of supporting a team. SUSC is a volunteer-run club, and as such, depends on volunteers to keep players on the field and teams running. If there are no volunteers for a team, the team may be unable to play which would be disappointing for everyone.




HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DOES IT TAKE FOR A TEAM TO RUN?


Up to 5 to cover all the aspects of the on-field coaching and managing of the team. If more parents volunteered with the team, the more the workload can be spread out. (Many hands make light work!) There does not need to be only one Coach. Many teams have Co-Coaches that share the responsibilities. There's a requirement to have a same-sex adult on all team staff rosters and on the field to comply with the Rule of Two and BC Soccer / Canada soccer requirements. If you like to stay and watch anyways, join the team staff and be a part of the experience!




WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO FIND OUT WHICH DAY A TEAM PLAYS ON?


The City of Surrey allocates fields and facilities through a process that is finalized two weeks before we finalize team rosters and register teams for the season. We must wait for allocations to be finalized by the City and registration to close / teams to be finalized to confirm days and times for teams and schedule all our teams and programs accordingly, without conflicts. Its a very complex process and one we take great price in being the best in thanks to our outstanding scheduler. We know it can be tough for families to plan multi sport schedules but we are limited by outside factors we cannot control and do our very best to provide as much lead time and consistency as possible.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FALL/WINTER SOCCER AND ACADEMIES?


Fall/Winter Season Soccer, like Spring soccer is league (game) play and practice with a team throughout the duration of a season. Where no games can be played due to health authority restrictions, additional game play and technical drills take the place of the games. Team sports provide children and youth with social, mental, emotional and physical development skills that provide them with important skills applicable to all life's challenges within and outside of the team sports environment. Academies are specifically geared to individual skill development in a group setting where members of the training "pod" are at a similar level to one another. The player's pod may include players of their own age, younger or older age, and from within their own regular season team or not. Academies are coached by Club Technical Staff highly skilled to provide an exceptional, professionally led training environment leading to a player's growth in their own skill level and confidence that translates into other areas of their team play and life, generally.





Spring 2021 Registration

WHEN WILL REGISTRATION FOR SPRING SEASON 2021 OPEN?


  • Registration for the 2021 Spring season opens online January 4, 2021.
  • Spring soccer league, academies and programs are available for U5-U16 (2006-2017 born) players.




DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR SPRING 2021 BY A CERTAIN DATE?


  • Yes. The 2021 Spring season registration deadline is March 1, 2021 or until capacity is reached.
  • There will be limited registrations accepted into this year’s program to meet social gathering restrictions and limited field resources. This may mean we will be able to accommodate fewer participants than we have in previous years in certain age groups and programs. Interested participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Any current member must ensure their Powerup account is in good standing to proceed with Spring registration.




CAN I REGISTER FOR SPRING 2021 AND PRE-REGISTER FOR FALL 2021/22 AT THE SAME TIME?


Yes.

  • This is a brand new option for 2021 to provide financial relief to members by allowing longer installment payments to families over an extended period of time for players that want to play both 2021 spring season and 2021/22 fall/winter season.




WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR FALL 2021/22 IF I AM NOT PLAYING SPRING SOCCER?


Fall/Winter registration will open March 2, 2021 for those members not registering for Spring 2021.




HOW MUCH IS THE 2021 SPRING LEAGUE REGISTRATION?


  • U5 (2016 & 2017 born) $75.00
  • U6 (2015 born) $130.00
  • U7-U15 (2014-2006 born) $150.00




HOW DO I REGISTER FOR SPRING SOCCER?


See our General Registration Information Page.




WILL THERE BE SPRING ACADEMY PROGRAMS?


  • Yes.
  • 2021 Spring Academy Programs registration opens January 4th.
  • See our Program Page for more information.
  • We have multiple different programs this Spring for all abilities.




HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?


Some options for financial assistance are:

  • Kidsport: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/surrey-white-rock/
  • Jumpstart: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
  • Athletics for Kids: https://www.a4k.ca/apply_now
If support for fees is requested, or hardship has fallen on your family, please email your Registrar for assistance with registration and additional hardship program information. If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. KidSport, Jumpstart, etc.), the application is your responsibility and not the responsibility of the Surrey United Soccer Club. You must contact the Mini Registrar (U6 through U10), Lisa Finkle, or the Youth Registrar (U11 through U18), Erin Billing, and provide them with a copy of your application for funding before the registration deadlines. Once received, the Registrar will make arrangements with you for online registration. See General Registration Information Page for more.




WHAT SPRING TEAM AM I ON?


  • Placement on mini and recreational teams is done on a "first received, first placed" basis.
  • Requests for specific teams will be considered but not guaranteed.
  • Returning players are given preference to be placed on their last season’s team, or players from their fall/winter season where possible and where registration is completed by the registration deadline.
  • We attempt to place children from the same school/neighbourhood on the same teams. This is not always possible.
  • Coaches will contact players with the practice schedule and other details once teams have been formed in early April.




WHEN DOES THE SPRING LEAGUE START?


  • The season runs from April through June.
  • Games are played outsdoors rain or shine.
  • Games are usually played on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • On rare occasions, there could be some games scheduled during the week.
  • Development and Youth players may travel outside of Surrey for games.




WHEN ARE SPRING LEAGUE PRACTICES?


  • Field permits are issued to the Club by the City of Surrey.
  • Practices are scheduled by the Club in late March after teams are formed.
  • The Registrars do not have information on where and when each coach holds practice.
  • All practices are outdoors.




WHAT IF I DO NOT COMMUNICATE WITH MY COACH BY SEASON START?


  • Club Coaches and/or Managers contact players once team lists are received from the Club, usually by the start of April.
  • Any player that has registered but does not attend, participate or communicate their absence to their Coach/Manager, or to the Club will be removed from team lists by April 30th.




HOW CAN I GET A REFUND?


All refunds are governed by Club Policy.




HOW DO I CONTACT THE REGISTRAR?


To contact the Registrar, please include the player name and birth year in the subject line.




WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?


Soccer cleats and a pair of shinpads are required for all programs unless otherwise noted.




WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?


Its never too late to learn how to play soccer, get outside and active and meet new friends. Surrey United has programs for all abilities, all ages!




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPRING SEASON AND SPRING ACADEMY?


Spring Soccer includes belonging to a team and participating with your team in game play (or training sessions where health restrictions are in place) and practices (dependant on age). With public health officials specifically noting their review of youth sports at the end of February, we are hopeful there will be games this spring as the league begins in April 2021. See our Spring Soccer page for further, age-specific details of this extremely popular program. Spring Academy Programs are individual skills training and development led by Surrey United Soccer Club Technical Staff coaches. This is generally once a week soccer skills training specific to age and ability and focused on player improvement. See our Spring Academy Programs page for more details on these programs which do fill up very quickly. We also have Spring Break Camps available for both weeks of the 2021 Spring Break and these are led by Surrey United Technical Staff Coaches and Club volunteers. See our Spring Break Programs page for more details.




DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO COACH OR PLAY SOCCER IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER?


No experience is necessary to volunteer for a team, just a curiosity and desire to learn soccer and have fun with kids. The players may not remember the practice sessions or the games played, but they will always remember the way their Coaches/ Managers made them feel and the fun they had with their teammates.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NO VOLUNTEERS FOR MY CHILD'S TEAM?


Hopefully a few Adults will volunteer and share in the responsibility of supporting a team. SUSC is a volunteer-run club, and as such, depends on volunteers to keep players on the field and teams running. If there are no volunteers for a team, the team may be unable to play which would be extremely unfortunate.




HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DOES ONE TEAM REQUIRE?


Up to 5 to cover all the aspects of the on-field coaching and managing of the team. If more parents volunteered with the team, the more the workload can be spread out. (Many hands make light work!) There does not need to be only one Coach. Many teams have Co-Coaches that share the responsibilities. There must be a same-sex adult on the team's roster and on the field with the team to comply with Canada Soccer and BC Soccer's Rule of Two for health and safety reasons as well. If you're a parent that likes to stay and watch - this is a perfect time to volunteer and be a part of these children's experience!




WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO FIND OUT WHICH DAYS KIDS WILL PLAY ON?


The City of Surrey allocates fields and facilities through a process that is finalized two weeks before we finalize team rosters and register teams for the spring season. We must wait for allocations to be finalized by the City and registration to close / teams to be finalized to confirm days and times for teams and schedule all our teams and programs accordingly, without conflicts. Its a very complex process and one we take great price in being the best in thanks to our outstanding scheduler. We know it can be tough for families to plan multi sport schedules but we are limited by outside factors we cannot control and do our very best to provide as much lead time and consistency as possible.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "SPRING SOCCER" AND "SPRING ACADEMIES"?


Spring Soccer, like Fall/Winter soccer is league (game) play and practice with a team throughout the duration of a season. Where no games can be played due to health authority restrictions, additional game play and technical drills take the place of the games. Team sports provide children and youth with social, mental, emotional and physical development skills that provide them with important skills applicable to all life's challenges within and outside of the team sports environment. Academies are specifically geared to individual skill development in a group setting where members of the training "pod" are at a similar level to one another. The player's pod may include players of their own age, younger or older age, and from within their own regular season team or not. Academies are coached by Club Technical Staff highly skilled to provide an exceptional, professionally led training environment leading to a player's growth in their own skill level and confidence that translates into other areas of their team play and life, generally.





Annual Registration FAQs

IS THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION OPTION NEW?


Yes, this is a new option provided by the Club as of 2021.




WHEN DOES THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION OPTION BEGIN?


  • Annual registration option goes live on January 4th, 2021.
  • Any current member must ensure their Powerup account is in good standing to proceed with annual registration.




WHAT AGE GROUPS IS THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION INSTALLMENT PLAN FOR?


  • Our optional annual installment plan is for members registering for both U4-U16 (2017-2006 born) Spring and Fall/Winter seasons.
  • The installment plan reflects base, season registration fees only.
  • Development and high performance fees are not included and are determined at a later date following any applicable evaluations and team placement.




WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION OPTION?


The deadline for our annual registration option is March 1st, 2021.




WHAT DOES THE SPRING/FALL ANNUAL REGISTRATION INSTALLMENT PLAN LOOK LIKE?





HOW DO I CONTACT THE REGISTRAR?


To contact the Registrar, please include the player name and birth year in the subject line.




HOW CAN I GET A REFUND?


All refunds are governed by Club Policy.




WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF ANNUAL REGISTRATION?


The benefit of annual registration is an extended installment plan for base fees.




CAN I REGISTER FOR FALL 2021/22 NOW?


No. Fall/Winter Registration on its own opens March 5, 2021. If you attempt to register for fall before March 5, 2021, Spring season registration will automatically be added to your registrations.




WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED?


Soccer cleats and a pair of shinpads are required for all programs unless otherwise noted.




WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?


Its never too late to learn how to play soccer, get outside and active and meet new friends. Surrey United has programs for all abilities, all ages!




DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO COACH OR PLAY SOCCER TO VOLUNTEER?


No experience is necessary to volunteer for a team, just a curiosity and desire to learn soccer and have fun with kids. The players may not remember the practice sessions or the games played, but they will always remember the way their Coaches/ Managers made them feel and the fun they had with their teammates.




WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE NO VOLUNTEERS FOR MY CHILD'S TEAM?


Hopefully a few Adults will volunteer and share in the responsibility of supporting a team.

SUSC is a volunteer-run club, and as such, depends on volunteers to keep players on the field and teams running. If there are no volunteers for a team, the team may be unable to play and removed from the league, leaving children without a team to play on.




HOW MANY VOLUNTEERS DOES IT TAKE TO RUN A TEAM?


Up to 5 to cover all the aspects of the on-field coaching and managing of the team. If more parents volunteered with the team, the more the workload can be spread out. (Many hands make light work!) There does not need to be only one Coach. Many teams have Co-Coaches that share the responsibilities. We must also apply the "Rule of Two" and have a same-sex adult on the team's staff list and on the field to comply with health and safety requirements of Canada Soccer and BC Soccer.





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